Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 4:40 pm


Date Joined: January 28, 2012
Last Online: December 3, 2023
Birthday: September 20, 1954
Country: United States


Please include the WHOLE name of of the SWAP on the OUTSIDE of ENVIE and your SWAP MEMBER Name outside on envie too. + inside envie/package too. If I can't read it I can't Rate you. include date of the SWAP too

Favorite Books

Mostly Fiction- Books about: Amish Life, Cook books, Old West, American Indians, Pioneers, Paperback Historical Romances, poetry, Gardening, Bread Baking, any Crafts- Crochet, Quilting. Paper Crafts, DIY -- Christian Fiction, Old Devotionals, Thrift Store Books, HomeSteading. Getting so Large Print is much easier to Read..Need to sort out some books that are taking up space..LOL

Favorite Movies

Hallmark Movies, Old Westerns, ...Martial Arts, History, Family Type Movies. New Firestick with Amazon..to watch movies and other TV Shows too.

Favorite Television

We have digital Antenna - Our son got us Fire Stick from Amazon to watch lots of free digital programing. Love PBS shows.


Check out Rug Mugs or Potholders on Pinterest Oh MY could look on there for hours..

Crochet, Quilting ( I am a Wannabe), Sewing, Card making. Farm House style, Prim Style, Bookmark making, a little Painting..Pen and Ink... Love Decoupage

Wishing for:

4"x6" Recipe Cards, , Unique/Vintage Buttons, Small Scraps of Quilting Fabric at least 5 inches Square, Different kinds of Twine and Cording Raffia, Hemp, Jute, Twill Ribbon, Vintage Labels -- Easy Crochet Pattern instructions,....Small Leather scraps, .. Love Anything Hand Made by You

Like to do/Collect

We have 40+ Blueberry Bushes as well as other Berries. Weeds come Free - LOL

~ Anything about Gardening, Flowers, Plants, Birds, Mother Earth News, Prevention, Organic Gardening, GRIT magazine,

I love Baking Pies, Scones, Home made Bread and Muffins. Sourdough Bread, Rye bread, Clover Leaf Rolls...Quick Breads.

~Homesteading, Feeding the Birds in the Winter months.

, I collect Wood Picnic Baskets ( great for storage of other stuff I collect like the Doilies), Old and interesting Recipe Boxes, old Children's Grade School Readers and other Books that catch my eye at yard sales etc.,
Old household Linens - Old Calendar dishtowels, doilies, dresser scarves with crocheted edgings,
Hand made wood crafts- We have a hand carved wood hay fork. and big Carved Wooden Spoons . and Wood Saw. Vintage Rolling pins. . New or Vintage Postcards from your State Love Yard and Estate sales, Auctions..., Flea Markets, Thrift Stores,
I Love my pieces of Pottery -that have Blueberries on them. found 2 more pottery pieces with Blueberries and Strawberries...We have 3 Amish made wood Rockers. 2 are Children's rockers. My Husband collects Beer Steins from Germany (marked), to add to his collection he brought home when He was stationed there (Army).

About Me

Its Official : I Retired on June 1, 2022 after working almost 18 yrs doing Home Care for Seniors/ dementia, Alz clients.

I have 3 sons, Justin (43), Adam (39), Zach (34) -- Husband Bill is 71 and Retired. He was a Tool & Die Maker and is the Chief Lawn Mower/tiller Man. (and dishwasher :D ) ! ! ! and he is an elected Township Trustee. I now have 6 Grandchildren- 3 grandsons , and 3 Granddaughters.

I drink mostly Water and Green Tea- Love this made into Sun Tea ! ! , Irish Breakfast Tea, White Tea, Herbal Tea, Love Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, Peach, other similar Fruity Teas, , don't care for the Strong Flavor of black teas or the Orange Spicy ones Still love a Cold Glass of milk with Ice ! ! and who can pass up Ice cream ? or a Rootbeer Float? Or a tall glass of Vernors' Gingerale.

NON SMOKER Please do not send me swap items that smell like Cigarette Smoke

RECYCLE What ever I can.... you will see that I recycle Food Boxes into packages for Swaps..( Cake mix, Brownie, Cereal, Cracker)

Raised on a Farm, Nature Lover, Wildflowers, Wildlife...Gardening. Bird Feeders go up for the Winter. Always Learning.... like the outdoors when I am not at work. But I sunburn easily.

I like the Darker Blues like navy, Blue Denim colors, Jewel tones, Not really into pinks or Yellow to wear, but finding I am liking shades of Purple, Violet, Plum. lavender, lilac.

I love the look and feel of Natural woods. Oak and other grained woods. + old Barn wood. and Stone and Brick. Beach Glass and Drift Wood.

sort of independent, sometimes conservative, prefer to stay out of the lead or limelight....
I don't Care for People who don't have COMMON SENSE or know how to use it... or Swappers who can't follow the Swap Requirements I am 68 yr old.

Always look Forward to receiving a Note or Letter you have Written to me included in the Card or package.. Love Reading about YOU , your family, Your Day, what you are Reading or watching on TV or Movies....

My Work... and Education

As of June 1, 2022 I am RETIRED. I worked for Comfort Keepers. Non-Medical In-Home Care for Seniors... I have been with this company for 17yrs. 8 mo. .

I worked almost 9 yrs in a Nursing/Rehab Home in the Activity Dept. / Recreational Activities with Residents. I was a State Tested Nursing Assistant (License with State of Ohio-since 1996- 9/2020, and attended a Wonderful Seminar in Dublin, Ohio as well as in Cleveland, Ohio..for Alzheimer's Patients and Music. Worked in several Factories too.

Where I Have Been....

.Would like to go visit the Alaska and Washington State and Oregon . maybe the Dakotas .... Maybe Florida to see the Orange Trees.. back to the New England States. also would like to visit Ireland and Scotland and Australia. my bucket wish list

just came back from Gatlinburg, TN. ( Oct. 2022)

Rating.and Flakers

July 13, 2023 -- I will try to Rate you same day/next day that I Receive the Swap in the mail... I will always put my Swap-bot name and the name of the Swap on/in my package or Envelope**.
I love Hosting Swaps and try to make them interesting...and I check Your Ratings and Comments before Assigning Partners

"NOTE: I rate according to the criteria set for the Swap, so please follow it. I will PM you...

If you are going to be late, please let me know. I am very Understanding IF YOU Communicate with me BEFORE the Due Date.

If You do Not Contact me, I will not contact you before I rate. Also, I will not be Pressured into giving you a better rating just because you send Extras, so please don't try.".

If there is a Problem with anything I have sent you for a Swap - Please PM me ...before Commenting and I will contact you likewise

I have been Very Pleased with all of my Swaps and Thank You for the Wonderful Ratings and Hearts. and for the new Friends I have Made... ! ! ! I love Hosting Swaps too..


rarjones rated for Christmas Stocking Swap on Dec 2, 2023
Comment: I received your package yesterday. Thank you so much. I will wait till Chirstmas morning to open everything. Chrismas Blessings to YOU:)
Comment: Thank you for your lovely mitten ornament. I will certainly put it on my tree. It's great that you collect and exchange a variety of handmade ornaments annually. It's getting increasingly cold here in Wales and snow is forecast for us next week hopefully :)
Response: So glad the Ornament arrived ! Thank you for the Heart ! 50* F here today, we had a huge Snow on Monday night into Tuesday morning we got 13 Inches of Snow, my husband had to use Snow Blower to clear Driveway, path to mail box and out the back door so we could take dog out..
Fabriqueen rated for Give Thanks on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing this study with me and for the inspirational tag! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
monsbrick rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ November on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you Jean for all the letters and inspiration!
Response: Thank you for the Heart ! I have 1 more to mail out!
Comment: I so enjoyed reading about your day! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Hope you had a Wonderful Thanksgiving !
excalibur rated for Tea Review Cards on Nov 7, 2023
Comment: Hello, Jean! Thanks so much for the great postcard and the teas! I'll have fun drinking them. Cheers!
Response: With these chilly days a cup of Hot Tea is Enjoyed. Thank you for the Heart !
Comment: Such a gorgeous ornament! I love the vintage look of the mitten with lace. Thank you!
Response: Just catching up on responses. Thank you for the Heart and Kind Comment ...
MissChief rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ October on Nov 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note and gifts! Your prayers meant so much! I appreciated the hymns as I knew them both but our new church doesn't do many of them anymore.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and Glad What I sent put a Smile in your Heart !
Fabriqueen rated for Bookmark swap #2 on Oct 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome bookmarks! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Glad you liked the bookmarks and Thank you for the Heart ! Just catching up on Responses.
Lindsxxx rated for Bookmark swap #2 on Oct 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I am obsessed with the map bookmark! I love it so much! Also the girls loved the animals!
Response: So glad you like it, bet the girls had fun with the animals.. Thank you for the Heart and hope we swap again sometime..
divamagenta rated for Tea Review Cards on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, the tea samples and all the great tea recommendations! Lots of good tea inspiration! 😀
Response: Love my Mug of Tea ! Thank you for the Heart ! and enjoy your cup of Tea.! ! !
mchesser12 rated for Uplifting Article on Oct 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending these articles my way and your reasons for choosing them.
Response: Thank you for the Heart !
adawndria rated for Favorite Household Chores Notecard on Oct 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all of the vacuuming tips! I love the crevice tool too! Thank you for the tea.
Response: Thank you for the Heart and I just got my partner's Swap in today's mail.
rarjones rated for A Long Time Ago on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Wow! I love your beautiful handmade material bookmaks. They are so nicely sewn and I love the fall choices of materials you used to make them too. Greta handi work! I wish I could give your more hearts:)
Response: Glad you liked the Bookmarks ! Thank you for the Hearts.. : ) so what are you reading now?
catlingmex rated for October 12 Is Cookbook Launch Day on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Wow, even the postage was food-related (tomatoes)! Thank you.
Response: THANK YOU for the quick rating and for the Heart ! Yes I have been saving those food related stamps.. !
LadyJo rated for TCHH- Your Routines on Oct 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing all about your days and what you do! It gives me ideas! I like the exercise to music and just move. I am not one that likes to do certain stretches, ect. Fun to read! Thanks for joining in!
Response: Well what song did you listen to today during your Exercise 3 minutes of Movement? Thank you for the Heart !
TryshaH81 rated for TCHH- Your Routines on Oct 12, 2023
Comment: You have a good routine down! I always get sidetracked <3
Response: Heck my routine gets mixed up daily or even by the hour LOL... Thank you for Rating quickly !
MisplacedfromPA rated for PS: Woodland Critters PC on Oct 6, 2023
Comment: Those little fawns grow out of their spots fast. They blend is so well with the brown leaves/grass. Thank you for the lovely postcard.
Response: Thank you for the Heart...Lucky I had the Card in my Stash. Postcards are kinda hard to find around here unless I go up to RT 90 to the Truck Stop !
monsbrick rated for Beginner Collage Fodder on Oct 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap Jean!
Response: Thank you for Hosting and for the Heart...
grammypammy rated for G.I.F.T. ~ My Day (Email Swap) on Oct 5, 2023
Comment: Sorry it took me a hot minute to rate you, I thought I already did. Thank you for sharing your day with me!
Response: Thank you for the Heart !

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1030 136 142
Completed Fives Threes Ones
914 1126 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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24Donna on Dec 1, 2023:

Hi Jean! My December Faith sister ❤️ Always a blessing to have you as my partner! December a favorite month, the celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth! Matthew 1:23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which translate, “God with us”. Be sure and watch your mail box! Blessings

LadyJo on Nov 4, 2023:

Thank you for the RAK #2 Tea Wallet! Nice colors and fun teas I never had before! Thank you again!

grammypammy on Nov 2, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ November

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Have a Blessed Day!

Hugs, Pam

bb2 on Nov 1, 2023:

RAKs Only USA - Thank you for the lovely fabric bookmark. Love it. Hugs my friend.

grammypammy on Nov 1, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ November

Prayers for strength and protection upon you today!

Hugs, grammypammy

Oneartcookie5 on Sep 16, 2023:

Thank.you for the welcome to the Beginner Crafters group. Im looking forward to some happy and fun swapping. Deborah Xx

grammypammy on Sep 10, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ September

Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Aren't you thankful that God already has plans for us and they are plans that can only be for good, even when we don't understand why things happen in our lives, it was his plan all along and he will give us the strength to go through it.

Have a Blessed Week!

Hugs, Pam

HeidiJean on Sep 7, 2023:

Thank you for the Aug RAK swap cards!

grammypammy on Sep 6, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ September

Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

You are loved!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Sep 3, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ September

Romans 15:13 - May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

May the Holy Spirit bring you abounding Hope today!

Have a Blessed Day!

Hugs, Pam

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